Idaho’s Tamarack Resort to Open December 15

Tamarack Resort, America’s
newest, all-season destination resort, today announced a grand opening
date of Dec. 15, 2004, and outlined an array of winter recreation
opportunities and ski-in-ski out lodging available to Tamarack visitors
this winter season. “Idaho has a history of being a leader in the ski industry, as far back as
the establishment of Sun Valley as America’s first destination ski
resort,” said Carl Wilgus, administrator, Idaho Tourism Division. “It’s
only fitting that we would continue that trend with North America’s first,
new all-season resort in more than 20 years.”

Ski and snowboard enthusiasts will have access to 25 downhill runs via
five lifts, including the Tamarack Express and Summit Express—both
high-speed detachable quads—which will carry skiers and riders to
Tamarack’s 7,700-foot summit and provide a continuous 2,800-vertical-foot
descent to the base area. The mix of terrain is suited for all skiers,
boarders and families of varying abilities, as Tamarack offers what is
considered in the industry a perfect mix of beginner, intermediate and
advanced runs. And, for the freestylist, Tamarack features a 500-foot
super pipe and terrain park, complete with jib yard—among the first in
the Pacific Northwest.

For the Nordic and back-country skier, Tamarack offers a full-service
Nordic ski park, complete with 30 km of ski trails, 10 km of groomed
snowshoe trails and hundreds of acres of back-country skiing. Nordic ski
clinics and other Nordic special events are planned throughout the 2004-05
winter season.

“I knew it when I first skied Tamarack’s outstanding Nordic system that
this team would not accept anything less than world-class sports venues,”
said Lyle Nelson, four-time U.S. Olympic Biathlon team leader. “I’m
excited for Idaho and for Idaho Olympians of tomorrow to help launch
Tamarack Resort.”

While the tradition-inspired, mixed-use Tamarack Village is starting to
take shape with construction of the lodge, the Discovery Square at
Tamarack will provide all of the winter recreation services needed at a
luxury mountain resort. The Discovery Square features professional
concierge services, three restaurants and an apr├Ęs ski pub, a specialty
market and deli, a full-service ski and ride school, equipment rentals,
club services, ski patrol, a children’s center, and emergency medical
services. The Discovery Square is built with sprung technology, allowing
erection of all services in one summer and smooth transition to the
permanent buildings as they become available.

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Tamarack Lodging

This winter, 64 of Tamarack’s resort-built mountain Chalets and Cottages,
offering 200 rooms, will be available to rent at Tamarack Resort. These
finely-appointed, ski-in, ski-out privately owned homes, are complemented
by sophisticated concierge, recreation and catering services. These
services offer visitors the fully developed luxurious mountain resort
experience, which is a signature of Tamarack. Partner hotels in Valley
County round out the offering. Package prices start at just $99 per
person, per night, and include a daily “Discovery Pass” which enables
guests to enjoy alpine skiing and boarding, Nordic skiing, and
snowshoeing. For details regarding lodging packages and prices, please
call 208-325-1000.

Tamarack Lift Tickets

Tamarack alpine ski and ride tickets range from $55 dollars a day for
adults to $28 a day for children 7-17. Military personnel, seniors and
college students receive discounted rates and children 6 years and under
ski free. Season passes are available and range from $1,750 per family to
$750 for adults and $380 for children 7-17. Nordic trail passes are $10
per day per person or $120 for the season. For more information or to
order tickets/season passes in advance, please call 208-325-1000.
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